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Private Laser Cataract Removal Surgery

St Paul’s Laser Vision has been conducting successful cataract removal surgeries in Liverpool for over 25 years. Clients trust our world-leading consultants and laser cataract surgery in partnership with the NHS.

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    What is a Cataract?

    Human eyes have a clear lens which helps to focus light passing through the eye into a clear image on the retina. This is rather like the lens at the front of a camera, which helps to focus an image onto a camera’s film.

    As the normal human eye ages or undergoes trauma / other illness, this clear lens becomes less flexible and cloudy, resulting in glare and blurry vision. Symptoms of glare may be more pronounced when the eye is exposed to bright lights, due to light scatter through the lens.

    The process of removing the aging and cloudy cataract and replacing it with a clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is termed cataract surgery, and is the most common and successful elective day case surgical procedure performed in the United Kingdom, with over 200,000 performed per annum.

    Who is suitable for cataract surgery with lens replacement?

    Cataract surgery with intraocular lens replacement is often suitable for patients who have lost the normal range of vision and those with reduced vision quality due cloudiness of the crystalline lens.

    Depending on your visual requirements the artificial lens selected can be tailored to provide you with the maximal degree of spectacle independence and visual quality following surgery through a range of lenses (IOL) available to us here at St Paul’s Laser Vision. These include the latest technology of Multifocal and Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) lenses.

    Your surgeon will carefully review your eyes and help you decide which treatment lens options are best suited to you. The recovery is usually 1 week for each eye and both can be treated a week apart or in some cases simultaneously. Your 1st appointment, procedure and aftercare will be with one of our consultant ophthalmologists, both of whom have the relevant qualifications and extensive experience in this field.

    Private Laser Cataract Removal Surgery

    Before your multifocal lens replacement surgery

    1. Welcome

    You will be seen by your surgeon who will review your clinical measurements, examine you and answer any questions.

    2. Drops

    Local anaesthetic eye drops are instilled in the eyes to ensure total numbness and comfort throughout the procedure.

    3. Treatment

    The operation will usually take 10 to 15 minutes, during which you will see various lights, and feel the occasional sensation of water and pressure.
    Following the surgery, your vision will be blurry as the anaesthetic begins to wear off and recovery begins. You will have a clear shield taped over the operated eye, sometimes with a white pad for comfort, which remains in place until the following morning.

    4. Aftercare

    You will be supported to relax with your eyes closed. The consultant surgeon will examine your eye 20 to 30 minutes later.

    5. Future

    You will be given post-surgery drops and instructions. A follow-up appointment will be arranged.

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